Former Bede’s student Delray Rawlins, who left Bede’s last year, concluded his incredible tour of India with England Under 19’s.
Following his incredible form in the recent One Day series, he scored 70 not out in the first test match, which ended in a draw.
In Monday’s second test, England elected to bat first and were reduced to 2 wickets for 1 run when Rawlins walked to the crease on a hat trick.
He rescued England’s batting and ended his first day 124 not out overnight, adding 16 to his overnight score before falling for 140 (19x4, 2x6). He went on to score 49 in the second inning.
Similarly, another former Bede’s student West Indies and Barbados wicketkeeper-batsman Shai Hope backed up his 125 against Leeward Islands in the West Indies One Day tournament semi-final with another century in the final against Jamaica.
These successes laid the foundation for a hard fought 59-run win that helped the ‘Windies’ side clinch the WICB Regional Super50 on Saturday.
Ho[e will be representing West Indies in the upcoming One Day series against England and will also be over in the UK this summer playing in a return one day series versus England.
Hope, who spent two years at Bede’s, recently scored his first One Day International century against Zimbabwe and will be hoping to emulate his one day form into the test arena.
Bede’s Director of Cricket Alan Wells, said, “There is little doubt that both Sussex and England selectors will be taking note – the future for both of these young men looks very bright indeed.”